Diesel F-150 Brings Best-in-Class Towing & Payload Capacity

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In addition to its leading fuel economy ratings, all-new F-150 Power Stroke offers greater torque than a 2019 Ram 1500 Hemi V8.

The 2018 Ford F-150’s first 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine officially boasts EPA-estimated ratings of 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city, and 25 mpg combined. These are the highest EPA-estimated ratings available in a full-size pickup truck.

These benchmark figures are the result of more than a decade of work developing a lightweight high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, a 10-speed SelectShift transmission, and robust engine construction of aluminum and compacted graphite iron to deliver durability, reduced weight, and stump-pulling torque.

“Even a few years ago, customers wouldn’t have imagined an EPA-estimated rating of 30 mpg highway would be possible in a full-size pickup, but our team of crazy-smart engineers rose to the challenge,” says Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president of product development and purchasing.

 

‘Even a few years ago, customers wouldn’t have imagined 30 mpg highway would be possible in a full-size pickup, but our crazy-smart engineers rose to the challenge.’

 

In addition to its leading fuel economy ratings, the all-new F-150 Power Stroke boasts best-in-class diesel power (250 horsepower and a stout 440 lb.-ft. of torque) and greater torque than a 2019 Ram 1500 Hemi V8. It provides best-in-class diesel towing of 11,400 pounds for pulling boats, horses or RVs. The new engine also provides best-in-class diesel payload (2,020 pounds for XL and XLT fleet applications, and 1,940 pounds for retail applications) to easily haul equipment, supplies, or a slide-in camper.

The 2018 Ford F-150 with all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine will begin rolling into dealerships next month.

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